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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security update for hexchat
9 October 2020
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: SUSE
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Modify Arbitrary Files -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2016-2087
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than SUSE. It is recommended that administrators
running hexchat check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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SUSE Security Update: Security update for hexchat
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2020:2872-1
References: #1020739 #1034310
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12-SP5
An update that solves one vulnerability and has one errata is now available.
This update for hexchat fixes the following issues:
o CVE-2016-2087: A directory traversal was possible if a user could be
convinced to connect to a server with a hostname with ".." in its name.
This non-security issue was fixed:
o Add dependency on iso-codes and hwdata as hexchat tries to use them (bsc#
To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation
methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:
o SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12-SP5:
zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP5-2020-2872=1
o SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12-SP5 (x86_64):
o SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12-SP5 (noarch):
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